Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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WeightMen: 12.1ozWomen: 10.3oz
Heel to toe dropMen: 8mmWomen: 8mm
The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.
Heel heightMen: 29mmWomen: 27mm
Forefoot heightMen: 21mmWomen: 19mm
WidthMen: normalWomen: normal
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84 / 100 based on 11 expert reviews
It's an amazing shoe.
These, here, are just amazing shoes and I can't say enough good things about them. Definitely check them out.
When it comes down to it, I’m on my second pair now, so clearly the functionality vs durability trade-off is one I’m willing to make.
For a durable, fairly grippy and very well structured shoe that offers lots of support, the La Sportiva Ultra Raptors are really good. - See more at: http://www.runultra.co.uk/Reviews/Products/Kit-review-La-Sportiva-Ultra-Raptor
Updates to La Sportiva Ultra Raptor
- The La Sportiva Ultra Raptor features the Impact Brake lugged system that is specifically designed to lessen the landing impact and improved the traction for downhill and uphill runs.
- It also comes with an enhanced outsole where the sticky rubber compound is strategically located, delivering impressive traction and grip on technical and rocky terrains.
- This shoe also comes with a heel pocket cushioning that delivers added durability and comfortable fit for a long-lasting running performance.
La Sportiva Ultra Raptor size and fit
The Ultra Raptor is true to its size. The heel, midfoot and forefoot areas are of standard measurements, giving a snug and comfortable fit. The men’s and women’s version is available in medium and wide widths.
The Ultra Raptor from La Sportiva features the brand’s FriXion XF outsole that delivers full-length durable traction specifically designed for rocky and technical terrain. This functions with the aggressive impact lugs engineered to lessen landing impact for a more stable and responsive ride. The rock guard in the forefoot gives added foot protection from rock bruises while running on rocky terrain.
The midsole unit of the shoe uses injected molded EVA that delivers a moderate amount of cushioning. It also uses the Flex Transfer Shank that is specifically designed for torsional rigidity.
The upper of the La Sportiva Ultra Raptor is very breathable because of the air mesh cover that encompasses almost the entire upper. The flexible material offers a sublime fit. The lacing harness extends from the lacing eyelets to the midsole for a snug fit. In contrast, the Salomon Speedcross 5 utilizes nylon mesh in its upper.